Jun 14, 2010

Mondays encouragement...

Happy Monday everyone...
I had such a busy weekend.  My house is somewhat back in order after the tea...All the dishes are put away...the table is back to it's normal size...the leftover sweets (why are there so many) have been divided and frozen for sharing later.  I can't wait to show you pictures later this week...

But today's Monday and it's time for a little encouragement plus a couple of giveaway winners!


I made these cute boxes as tokens for my tea guests and needed something small to fill them with...
I have purchased scripture tea in the past and thought that would be nice but I wanted something with a little more personal touch.  So this is what I came up with...
I printed scripture promises from the Psalms and cut out these cute flower shapes, embellishing the fronts and using a mini stapler to attach them to tea bags with some thin rope.  Pretty cute, huh!


I was on a roll so I made an extra box and a few extra tea bags to giveaway with this weeks encouragement card...



My encouraging word for the week is love...even when we don't feel it, even when we don't understand why we should...We just have to trust God for the ending, knowing that he is righteous and true.

"When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child.  But when I grew up, I put away childish things.  Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.  All that I know now is partial and incomplete but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 
Three things will forever endure -   faith, hope, and love -  and the greatest of these is love." 
1 Corinthians 13:11-13

Quick refresher on how this works.  If you know someone who could use a little encouragement just leave me a comment, (no specifics necessary).  Then next Monday, I will draw a name and contact the winner for an address and message to send to that person.


Did you happen to notice the cute bench that the card is sitting on...
this will be going into my sunroom/retreat very soon.


Take a look at the before...

I bought the bench at a local thriftstore for $5.95.  It was in good working order, had cute legs and was a good proportion for the space...I snuck it home while dear hubby was distracted and quickly chucked the disgusting green terrycloth seat cover and foam cushion...then I sprayed all the wood with a good disinfectant.  After letting it dry out, I painted it with the same Celadon blue that I used for my coffee bar/nightstand.
I found about five yards of this cute polka dot upholstery fabric at the same thrift store for $5.00...whoo, hoo major score...I purchased a piece of 2 inch foam at Joannes for around $8.00...I forgot my 40% off coupon but bought it anyway.  I hate when that happens...So I think the whole thing cost me around $15.00.

I am just thrilled with the results. Even dear hubby was impressed.

Okay, now onto the giveaways...

First is last weeks encouragement card...


And the winner of my blog Anniversary giveaway is...


If both you ladies will email me with addresses, I will get these off in the mail!

Thank you all for your encouraging words.

Have a blessed day,
Patty

I'm linked up to BNOFP for Metamorphis Monday...
Southern Hospitality, Today's Thrifty Treasures...
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays...
Go visit these blogs for more transformations...

11 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Patty,
Congratulations to your winners! Your little tea tags are adorable! What a cute and thoughtful idea! I love your bench make-over; very pretty! Wishing you a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Autumn Belle said...

All the items displayed here are lovely. The winners are so very lucky and congratulations!

Heather Jensen said...

What a wonderful find Patty! You did an amazing job fixing it up. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh so cute! The gift boxes and tea bag tags, and I love how you gave that bench a make-over, fantastic job!
Have a great week!

Tennis Girl said...

Patty,
I was so surprised and excited to see my name!!! I always enjoy reading your inspirational blog. I will email you my address and thanks so much!
xo
Robin

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi! Visiting from Metamorphosis Monday. That bench looks amazing. It's so different I almost thought the 'before' was a different item! I madeover a bench too. Feel free to stop by and let me know your thoughts too.
Kristine
xx

Linda Robinson said...

I just loved all the little items you created, The winners are very lucky! You did a great job of redoing that bench.. Its beautiful!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great looking makeover on that bench! Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope you have a fun time:)

Blessings,
Linda

Charlene Austin said...

Cutest bench ever!!!!

Diane said...

Congrats to the winners...what another lovely post...the bench is beautiful.....I will ahve to give the ones (yes moe then 1) a go!!! I know of someone that could use a bit of encouragement....the tea boxes are beautiful!!

marie said...

Your little tea bags are very cute and the bench is adorable! What a great find (both bench & fabric)!!

I have a dear friend who could use a bit of encouragement these days.

Thanks for doing this - it's such a wonderful idea.